Bruins’ fans should get excited seeing players on the ice at Warrior Ice Arena

Boston Bruins, Patrice Bergeron #37 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins, Patrice Bergeron #37 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

It’s a glorious sight for fans to see the Boston Bruins on the ice at Warrior Ice Arena prior to Sunday’s opening of training camp.

The NHL is just around the corner. Actually, the Boston Bruins begin training camp on Sunday at Warrior Ice Arena, 11 days before their first scheduled game at New Jersey against the rebuilding Devils.

While players have been heading back to their cities to begin their COVID-19 testing, the Bruins have seen a majority of their roster not just back in Boston for testing, but they have seen many hit ice at their practice facility in Brighton for informal workouts.

In fact, 24 Bruins have been spotted on the ice for informal workouts. Some of the notable names to lace up the skates are Patrice Bergeron, Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, Ondrej Kase, Charlie McAvoy, and goalie Tuukka Rask.

Two names that will be missing for the beginning of the season are Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Both of the first line wings are recovering from surgeries in September. Marchand has a mid-January return date from sports hernia surgery. Team president Cam Neely said last week that Marchand “been on the ice a couple of times.”

Pastrnak has a mid-February return date from hip surgery and don’t be surprised to see the Bruins take it slow with the Maurice Rocket Richard co-winner a year ago. Boston will need a healthy Pastrnak when he returns for the regular-season and playoffs.

As of now, Boston has not had any player opt-out of the upcoming season, which is good. The Black and Gold will have their hands full in the newly realigned 2020-21 East Division.

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With the calendar closing in on January in just two days, that means one thing, hockey is just around the corner, and with pictures leaking out that Bruins’ players are flooding the Warrior Ice Arena ice and doing informal workouts should have fans fired up for the upcoming season.